Filling Pieces looked to their youth influences, namely basketball, for their SS18 'Memento' collection.

Basketball footwear changed the landscape for athletic footwear forever, pushing the boundaries of technology and aesthetic at a consistent level. Through popular culture, sneakerheads, and celebrity endorsements, basketball shoes have become some of the most sought-after shoes. 

Filling Pieces have looked to vintage basketball shapes as inspiration when creating their own own modern iterations, focusing on contemporary design and luxury materials. 

The brand created a new custom designed sole unit - The Icey - that uses dynamic lines to create the impression of movement. This sole unit lends itself to two brand new Filling Pieces silhouettes. 

The Lay Up Icey 2 Flow comes in both premium all leather and a sporty mesh/leather combo. Details included side and toebox perforations and an embossed basketball logo and press stud heel pull. The second silhouette is the Alley Oop High Icey that utilises X cross straps that keep your feet locked in for an athletic fit. 

Take a closer look at both new shapes below, and stay tuned for further release details.

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